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H269
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H269

About the Design

With its curvilinear silhouette, ample cushioning and cantilevered frame, the H269 chair is among the most beloved designs to come out of Czechoslovakia. Jindrich Halabala (1903–78) created the chair in the 1930s while working as head designer for the prominent state-owned manufacturing studio United Arts and Crafts Manufacture (known as UP).

Constructed from bentwood, which sees wood soaked or steamed with water so that it becomes malleable enough to bend into elegant forms, the H269’s instantly recognizable exaggerated arms give way to a graceful curve that extends straight down to the cantilevered foundation.

Halabala helped introduce a new age of industrial furniture design and mass production while at UP, driven by a focus on creating affordable, innovative furniture that was highly functional as well as widely available. More specifically, he helped revolutionize the modular furniture trend, using simple shapes like the “H” and “E” chairs to standardize the idea of straightforward design.

Halabala remained at UP from the 1930s through the mid-’40s and worked mostly in the modernist and Art Deco modes to design chairs, sideboards, tables, sofas and floor lamps. To create these pieces, he often used tubular steel or bentwood, as with the H269. Like many of his European contemporaries, Halabala’s work can be found in revered museums. And every year, a student competition sponsored by Mendel University in Brno and the Technical University in Zvolen presents awards to aspiring furniture design students in his name.

Vintage H269 armchairs manufactured by Thonet can be found on the secondary market, while Modernista in the Czech Republic currently produces new editions of this design.

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H-269 Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chairs in Bouclé
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Budapest, HU
Extraordinary easy chairs upholstered in a fine off-white bouclé. Jindrich Halabala's lounge chairs, known as model 'H269,' crafted from stained beech in the Czech Republic during t...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Bouclé, Beech

Lounge Chair H-269 by Jindřich Halabala, Czech Republic 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Greding, DE
Single H-269 armchair by Czech designer Jindřich Halabala. The dark stained armrests run in an elegant c-shaped sweep around the side of the seat cushion and become the supporting fr...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Satin, Bentwood

Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchair by Jindrich Halabala Bouclé Fabric
By Thonet, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood walnut stained armchair made by Thonet in the 1930s. Excellent restored with seat springs upholstered with noblis creme boucé fabric. Another fabric and wood finish on...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Beech, Bentwood

Art Deco Streamline Armchair by Jindrich Halabala, c. 1940
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco- Streamline Armchair designed by Jindrich Halabala and manufactured by UP Závody Brno, ca 1940. This original Art Deco - Streamline Armch...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Streamlined Moderne Armchairs

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Upholstery, Bentwood

1930s Restored Jindrich Halabala H-269 Armchair, Czechoslovakia
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
- Carefully refurbished - Newly upholstered - Springs were replaced for foam board
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Vintage 1930s Czech Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

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Fabric, Foam, Wood

Jindřich Halabala Model "H-269" Lounge Chair in Wood and Fabric, 1930s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha 2, Hlavní město Praha
Lounge chair in wood and fabric, model "H-269", designed by Jindřich Halabala and manufactured by UP Závody in former Czechoslovakia, 1930s. One of the best-known lounge chair model...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Pair of Restored H-269 Armchairs, by Jindrich Halabala, UP Zavody, Czech, 1930s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Designed by Jindrich Halabala, a renowned designer credited with ushering in the mass market production of furniture in his native Czechoslovakia. Made by UP Zavody, a well-known Cz...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech, Upholstery, Lacquer

H-269 Halabala Armchair By Jindřich Halabala For Up Závody, Czechoslovakia, 1920
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Zohor, SK
Iconic armchair designed by Jindrich Halabala for UP Zavody, Czechoslovakia in 1920s. The chair is H-269 model. This model has a very dynamic and abundant appearance. Beautifully cur...
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Vintage 1920s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Oak

Jindřich Halabala Model "H-269" Lounge Chair in Cream Upholstery, 1930s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha 2, Hlavní město Praha
Lounge chair in wood and cream fabric, model "H-269", designed by Jindřich Halabala and manufactured by UP Závody in former Czechoslovakia, 1930s. One of the best-known lounge chair...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood

Rare Art Deco Armchairs by J. Halabala, Model H269, 1930s, Set of 2
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Wrocław, Poland
Set of two Art Deco armchairs designed by famous Jindrich Halabala in 1930s in Czechoslovakia. One of his iconic models, H269. The armchairs have been professionally restored, reupho...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Bentwood, Beech

Iconic Artdeco Halabala H269 Armchair After Luxurious Renovation
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
This is an exquisite Classic H 269 model of Art Deco armchair designed by Jindrich Halabala in the 1930s in former Czechoslovakia and made by UP Zavody Brno. The Greek letter Alpha i...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Beech

Art Déco Fauteuil from Jindřich Halabala (Model H269) for UP Závody, CZK 1935
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Wien, AT
Objekt: Fauteuil (2 Stück vorhanden) Entwurf: Jindřich Halabala, CZK um 1935 Modell-Nummer: H269 Ausführung: UP Závody, CZK um 1940 Maße in cm (H x B x T): 71 x 71 x 83 Material: Buc...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Beech, Bentwood

Bespoke H269 Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala, Glossy Lacquer, Fabric Upholstery
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Berlin, DE
Customized Art Deco Streamline H 269 armchair by Jindrich Halabala, manufactured by UP Závody Brno, circa. 1935. This armchairs are restored on request and available in different am...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of Jindrich Halabala Chairs for Up Zadovy, Czech 1950
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An iconic pair of lounge chairs in eye-catching Czech design by Jindrich Halabala, manufactured by Up Zavody in the Czech Republic around 1930. These chairs have a beautiful art dec...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Customized H269 Armchair by Jindrich Halabala, Glossy Lacquer, Fabric Upholstery
By Jindrich Halabala, Up Závody
Located in Berlin, DE
Customized Art Deco Streamline H 269 armchair by Jindrich Halabala, manufactured by UP Závody Brno, circa. 1945. This armchairs are restored on request and available in different am...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchair by Jindrich Halabala
By Thonet, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood walnut stained armchair made by Thonet in the 1930s. Excellent restored with seat springs upholstered with green velvet. Another fabric and wood finish on request poss...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Beech, Bentwood

Jindrich Halabala H-269 Armchairs
By Thonet, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Mouscron, WHT
Jindrich Halabala H-269 Armchairs the wood has a very nice patina, the fabric needs to be redone
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Vintage 1930s Slovak Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Beech

20th Century Czech Pair of Mahogany H269 Lounge Chairs by Jindrich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A light-brown, vintage Art Deco Czech pair of sculptural lounge chairs made of handcrafted polished Mahogany, designed by Jindrich Halabala in good conditio...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Club Chairs

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Fabric, Mahogany, Upholstery, Bouclé

Customized H 269 Armchair by Jindrich Halabala, Glossy Lacquer, Pattern Fabric
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Berlin, DE
Customized Art Deco Streamline H 269 armchair by Jindrich Halabala, manufactured by UP Závody Brno, circa. 1935. This armchairs are restored on request and available in different ...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Customized Art Deco Armchair by Jindrich Halabala, Glossy Lacquer, Gray Fabric
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Berlin, DE
Customized Art Deco Streamline H 269 armchair by Jindrich Halabala, manufactured by UP Závody Brno, circa. 1935. This armchairs are restored on request and available in different ...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Exclusive Hand Embroidered Jindrich Halabala Lounge Chair
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jindrich Halabala, lounge chair, white fabric embroidered with green and blue in Jupe by Jackie Home and stained beech, Czech Republic, 1930s.  This Halabala chair has been upholstered in collaboration with Jupe by Jackie Home collection. The chair is part of the first Home collection conceived by Jackie Villevoye, Dutch designer, founder and creative director of the Jupe by Jackie brand. High-end fabrics, including linen, cotton, velvet and silk, are embellished with elegant and colorful drawings exquisitely embroidered on versatile blankets and precious cushions. Defined by the vibrant tones of the Indian tradition, which are juxtaposed with natural shades, the Jupe by Jackie Home pieces are injected with that timeless versatility making them perfect to decorate any type of ambiance with extreme sophistication and elegance. The easy chair is upholstered with a white graphical fabric of curvaceous lines in green and blue, handwoven in India. The main feature of this chair by Jindrich Halabala is the voluptuous curved armrest, thanks to this, this chair has a very dynamic appearance. This customized, unique...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

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Fabric, Wood

Original Art Deco Beech Armchairs H-269 from Czechoslovakia by Jindřich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Designed by Halabala for UP Zavody, a well-known furniture manufacturer and dealer based in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In the last few years, these chairs have become increasingly rare ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Beech, Lacquer

Streamline Chair H-269 by Jindřich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Wien, AT
The lounge chair H-269 by Jindrich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody was produced during the 1930s. The armchair will be restored with a new spring core and up...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Beech

Pair of Jindrich Halabala H-269 Easy Chairs with White Mongolian Sheepskin
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in London, England
Jindřich Halabala (1903-1978) was a Czechoslovakian furniture designer and architect who made significant contributions to the modernist design movement in the 20th century. He is pa...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Sheepskin, Bentwood

Set of H269 Armchairs by Jindrich Halabala white and blue stripes
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of Jindrich Halabala chairs. Design from the 1930s, manufactured around the 1950s.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Art Deco Thonet H269 Armchair by Jindrich Halabala
By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Vienna, AT
Beech bentwood walnut stained armchair made by Thonet in the 1930s. Excellent restored with seat springs upholstered with Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca fabric. Another fabric and wood...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Beech, Bentwood

Halabala Seat Set Sofa+Sessel Knoll Fabric, 30s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Chemnitz, SN
Object: sofa + 2 armchairs in set. Time: around 1935 Style: Art Deco Design: Halabala H269 Fabric: Knoll Fabric Summit Altitude Beautiful ...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Bentwood

Customised Halabala Armchairs, Leather Upholstery and Clear Glossy Wood Finish
By GMD Berlin, Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco - Streamline armchair model H 269, designed by Jindrich Halabala and manufactured by UP Závody Brno, circa 1940. This original Halabala Armchair pair, were skillfully resto...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Upholstery, Bentwood

Art Deco Beech Armchair H-269 from Czechoslovakia by Jindrich Halabala, 1930s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Designed by Halabala for UP Zavody, a well-known furniture manufacturer and dealer based in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In the last few years, these chairs have become increasingly rare ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Beech, Lacquer

Streamline Chair H-269 by Jindrich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody, 1930s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Wien, AT
This lounge chair by Jindrich Halabala for Spojene UP Zavody was produced during the 1930s. The armchair will be restored to order with a new spring. The wo...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Wool, Beech

Pair of Art Deco Beech Armchairs from Czechoslovakia by Jindřich Halabala
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Designed by Halabala for UP Zavody, a well-known furniture manufacturer and dealer based in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In the last few years, these chairs have become increasingly rare ...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Beech, Lacquer

Pair of Art Deco Jindrich Halabala Lounge Armchairs Model H269, Czech, 1940s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in London, GB
Pair of Original and Authentic Lounge Armchairs model "Easy chair" H269 from the late 40s designed by architect Jindrich Halabala Curved black lacquer arms, beech wood in a steam bentwood process Manufactured by UP Zavody Brno made in the Czech Republic from the 1930s-1950s. Newly upholstered in Maison THEVENON Paris fabric (Optimo model) with this incredible 1960s geometric pattern in the style of legendary interior designer David Hicks who created the famous Hexagon rug...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Upholstery, Bentwood

H-269 Lounge Chairs by Jindrich Halabala, 1930s, Set of 2
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Budapest, HU
Jindrich Halabala's lounge chairs, known as model 'H269,' crafted from stained beech and velvet in the Czech Republic during the 1930s, epitomize the elegance of Art Deco design. Thi...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Iconic H-269 Halabala Armchair, Czechoslovakia 1920s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Zohor, SK
Iconic armchair designed by Jindrich Halabala for UP Zavody in 1920s. The chair is H-269 model. This model has a very dynamic and abundant appearance. Beautifully curved armrests in ...
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Vintage 1920s Czech Bauhaus Lounge Chairs

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Textile, Oak

Pair of Jindrich Halabala Chairs for Up Zadovy, Czech 1950
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An iconic pair of lounge chairs in eye-catching Czech design by Jindrich Halabala, manufactured by Up Zavody in the Czech Republic around 1930. These chairs have a beautiful art dec...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Set of Two Armchairs H 269 in Sheepskin, 1940s
By Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha, CZ
Iconic H 269 armchairs completely restored and newly upholstered in quality Island sheepskin. Wooden part with new shellac finish preserving the beautiful aged patina. Very comfort...
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Vintage 1940s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

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Sheepskin, Bentwood

Jindřich Halabala Model H-269 Lounge Chair in Wood and Fabric, 1930s
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Praha 2, Hlavní město Praha
Elegant lounge chair in wood and fabric, model H-269, designed by Jindrich Halabala and manufactured by UP Závody in former Czechoslovakia, 1930s. Perhaps one of the most well-kno...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Jindrich Halabala Model H269 Pair of Red Armchairs for Spojené UP Zàvody
By Up Závody, Jindrich Halabala
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This Czech armchairs with references of the Art Deco period are designed by Jindrich Halabala. Manufacture is Spojené UP Zàvody. The curved armrests made of beech and is lacquered....
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech, Fabric, Upholstery

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Number Available
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Materials
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Styles
Art Deco
With its curvilinear silhouette, ample cushioning and cantilevered frame, the H269 chair is among the most beloved designs to come out of Czechoslovakia. Jindrich Halabala (1903–78) created the chair in the 1930s while working as head designer for the prominent state-owned manufacturing studio United Arts and Crafts Manufacture (known as UP). Constructed from bentwood, which sees wood soaked or steamed with water so that it becomes malleable enough to bend into elegant forms, the H269’s insta...
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